Josmeyer Pinot Auxerrois `H` Vieilles Vignes  2011 750ml
SKU 741134

Josmeyer Pinot Auxerrois `H` Vieilles Vignes 2011

Josmeyer - Alsace - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Josmeyer Pinot Auxerrois `H` Vieilles Vignes 2011

Rated 91 by Stephen Tanzer
Bright straw-yellow. Explosive aromas of white peach, butter, white stone fruit and chamomile. Then richer and denser in the mouth than the Mise du Printemps, with soft, smoky flavors of white peach and fresh herbs. Finishes peachy and soft. While auxerrois is generally soft and spicy (and to my taste, not that interesting), when grown on the Hengst it becomes more masculine, intellectual and precise (the "H" on the label refers to Hengst). In fact, these wines usually taste best three to five years after the vintage. Nobody makes better auxerrois than Josmeyer, so try a bottle of this beauty for an archetype...
Read More... Additional information »
12 Bottle
(case price $434.88)
Check Availability 
Add 12 more to get fixed rate shipping

91Stephen Tanzer
90Wine Spectator

More wines available from Josmeyer Winery

Josmeyer Pinot Auxerrois `H` Vieilles Vignes 2011 Customer Reviews

Customer Also Bought

Additional Information on Josmeyer Pinot Auxerrois `H` Vieilles Vignes 2011

Winery: Josmeyer

Vintage: 2011

The year 2011 was an interesting year for many northern and central European countries, as the weather was more than unpredictable in the spring and summer. However, in most countries, the climatic conditions thankfully settled down in the late summer and fall. The result of this slightly difficult year of weather in France was a set of surprisingly small yields, but overall, these yields were of a higher quality than those harvested in certain previous years. A fantastic set of wines was also made in Italy and Spain, and the Rioja wines - when released - are set to be very good indeed. Austria also had superb year in 2011, with almost fifty percent more grapes being grown and used for their distinctive Gruner Veltliner wines than in the year before. Possibly the European country which had the finest 2011, though, was Portugal, with wineries in the Douro region claiming this year to be one of the best in decades for the production of Port wine, and the bright, young Vinho Verdes wines. In the New World, the Pacific Northwest saw some of the best weather of 2011, and Washington State and Oregon reportedly had a highly successful year, especially for the cultivation of high quality red wine grapes. Chile and Argentina had a relatively cool year, which certainly helped retain the character of many of their key grape varietals, and should make for some exciting drinking. South Africa had especially good weather for their white wine grape varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and many South African wineries are reporting 2011 as one of their best years in recent memory.

Region: Alsace

For lovers of fine white and rosť wines, there are few regions in the world quite as good as France's Alsace. The region itself is a particularly fascinating one, as it has long been fought over by France and Germany, resulting in a culture and wine industry which is something of a blend of the two countries. Wines in Alsace are almost all white, although there are more wineries now producing the pale red or pinkish Pinot Noir wines which the region is also renowned for. Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat are also grown in huge quantities across the Alsace, and most of the region's wines are made from these varietals. Overall, Alsace is a highly productive region of France, with over a hundred million liters of wine being produced annually from the nine permitted grape varietals the region grows.

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.